Come learn about the campaign to expand sanctuary protections for all Chicago, and find out how you can organize in your neighborhood.
Right now, the campaign is focusing on moving forward amendments to Chicago’s Welcoming City ordinance and a resolution regarding recommendations to changes for the Fraternal Order of Police union contract. Both policies have been introduced in city council and are awaiting a vote out of committee.
Chicago has a history of over-policing and criminalization, which has led to Chicago residents being killed, incarcerated, and put in deportation proceedings regardless of the police-ICE collaboration. Under unprecedented attacks against our communities from the federal government, the City of Chicago must also change the way it defends its residents.
Sign the petition and find out more about our demands here:
If you are part of a community organization and would like to sign on your institution, please sign here: http://bit.ly/expandwelcomingchi
Organizations supporting the Expanded Sanctuary campaign: Organized Communities Against Deportations, Black Youth Project 100, Arab American Action Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos – Immigrant Worker Project, Chicago Community and Worker’s Rights, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, Community Activism Law Alliance, ENLACE Chicago, Hana Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Latino Policy Forum, Latino Union of Chicago, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, PASO- West Suburban Action Project, and the Southwest Organizing Project, along with Mijente.